Tottenham Hotspur could make a late offer to hijack Chelsea’s attempt to sign Everton starlet Anthony Gordon, according to journalist Paul Brown (h/t The Boot Room). The 21-year-old had a breakthrough season under manager Frank Lampard, scoring four goals and assisting twice in 35 Premier League games last campaign.
The dynamic English winger still has a long way to go before he reaches his prime years. However, he is already the subject of an outrageous £60 million offer from Chelsea. Spurs have kept tabs on him in recent months and could reportedly make a late bid to sign the young winger. Brown said:
“Tottenham are one to watch on Gordon because they came in for him earlier in the window and they’re still very interested.
“So, it would not surprise me if Spurs got into the mix before the end of the window.”
Spurs have seen a bunch of players come in. They have signed the likes of Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma, among others. However, the aforementioned report states that Fabio Paratici, Spurs’ director of football, is looking for a wide forward. Gordon is one of the names the executive is considering for the role.
The Blues have had an eventful summer transfer window themselves, letting two of their high- profile strikers leave Stamford Bridge. Romelu Lukaku joined Inter Milan on a season-long deal before Timo Werner left on a permanent basis to re-join RB Leipzig. In terms of incomings in attack, Raheem Sterling joined the Blues from Manchester City for a fee of £47.5 million. Like Gordon, Sterling is most comfortable playing on the flanks.
However, both can be deployed as makeshift center-forwards if the need arises. It remains to be seen if Tuchel has that in mind for Gordon, as he has already utilized Sterling in that role this season.